On February 16, 2017, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence released its draft practice guide for electric utilities, entitled “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities.”

The guide was developed to provide an example solution that can be used by electric utilities to alert staff to the potential for or an actual cyber-attack directed at the electric grid. This will assist the electric utility sector to develop a more comprehensive approach to situational awareness of the environment to enhance resilience of operations.

The draft Guide can be accessed here: Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities. It is open to public comment until April 17, 2017.